Cyndi Lauper, Travis Tritt and REO Speedwagon are among the many different musical friends this season
AXS TV has shared that the favored superstar sit-down sequence The Big Interview has been given the greenlight for a seventh season, premiering in a brand new timeslot on Tuesday, April 16th at eight pm ET. The upcoming season, hosted by veteran TV journalist and host Dan Rather, will characteristic ten all-new episodes with a few of leisure’s most influential artists in its first cycle of exhibits this season.
Season seven places the highlight on a roster of superstars from throughout the leisure spectrum who be a part of with Rather every week to candidly focus on their lives, legacies, and unimaginable careers. The season kicks off with a uncommon sit-down with rock famous person — and former Journey singer — Steve Perry, who talks about his determination to go away the band on the peak of their success, a choice that was introduced on by the overwhelming feeling that the eagerness for music had left him on this first look clip. He explains, “I couldn't discover the trustworthy ardour for singing… after which, I believe, my voice was additionally struggling.” Perry continues, “Eventually, the sensation simply obtained very clear to me that I want to only cease.” Also in the course of the interview, Perry displays on rising up as a baby of divorce and the impression it had on him, examines the highs and lows of fame, and opens up about his private life offstage.
The new season additionally consists of conversations with beloved KISS frontman Paul Stanley; pop pioneer Cyndi Lauper; Foreigner members Mick Jones and Lou Gramm; Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amatoand Bryan Hitt of REO Speedwagon; Oscar-winning actor, author, director, and musician Billy Bob Thornton; comedic genius Carl Reiner and acclaimed filmmaker Rob Reiner; iconic nation star Travis Tritt; celebrated singer, songwriter, and guitarist Boz Scaggs; and multi-talented musician, tv character, and radio host Paul Shaffer, amongst others.
“I’m extremely proud to see The Big Interview returning for season seven,” Rather states. “It has been my honor to sit down down with these leisure trailblazers each week, as they welcome me — and viewers internationally —into their private lives. Hitting our one hundredth episode final season was really a landmark second, but it surely was solely the start. I sit up for what the longer term has in retailer as we proceed to construct upon that success.”
“The Big Interview has strongly resonated with our viewers, and Dan Rather is a significant motive for that,” feedback Evan Haiman, vp of music programming and manufacturing, AXS TV. “He has a singular capability to get larger-than-life figures to open up in a deeply private means, exhibiting viewers a facet of those icons that they don’t often get to see. Season seven continues that proud legacy, providing up much more of the legendary friends and in-depth discussions which have come to outline the sequence all through the years.”
April 16 – Steve Perry
April 23 – Paul Stanley
April 30 – Cyndi Lauper
May 7 – Foreigner (Mick Jones & Lou Gramm)
May 14 – REO Speedwagon (Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato & Bryan Hitt)
May 21 – Billy Bob Thornton
May 28 – Carl and Rob Reiner
June four – Travis Tritt
June 11 – Boz Scaggs
June 18 – Paul Shaffer
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